|Express Entry Draw:||#264|
|Total Number of Invitations:||1,000|
|Minimum CRS score required:||435|
|Date of Draw:||20th September 2023|
|Program Specified:||Transport occupations (2023-1)|
It is the first Transport Occupation-specific draw of 2023. In May 2023, the immigration department of Canada announced a major update for Express Entry and started a category-based express entry draw. These categories have been divided into 2 parts: the first one is French language-specific, and the second one is occupation-specific (including healthcare, STEM, transport and Agriculture ).
This week, on 18th September 2023, Canada introduced a new selection process for immigrants with work experience in the transportation industry. This is the first time that category-based invitations are being offered to transportation workers.
|Date||Immigration Program||Total Invitations||CRS cut-off|
|07-07-23||French language proficiency||2300||439|
|12-07-23||French language proficiency||3800||375|
|02-08-23||French language proficiency||800||435|
The C.R.S. cut-off scores for category-based draws have been relatively low, ranging from 375 to 463. This is likely because fewer candidates are eligible for each particular category targeted in the draw.
There have been more draws for French language proficiency than for any other category. This suggests that Canada is prioritising the immigration of French-speaking workers. The most recent draw was for transport occupations. This suggests that Canada is also interested in attracting skilled workers in this sector.
Consider entering the Express Entry pool if you are eligible for any of the categories in the table. Even if your C.R.S. score is low, you may still have a chance of being invited to apply for permanent residence through a category-based draw.
You can also improve your chances of being invited by increasing your C.R.S. score. For example, you can improve your English or French language skills, gain more work experience, or get a job offer from a Canadian employer.
As per the above post from the official account of IRCC, the Immigration Department of Canada has already announced that in the upcoming week, IRCC will issue the next express entry draw for commercial truck drivers, pilots, aircraft assembly workers and other transportation workers.
To get your profile eligible for the express entry program, you should match the following criteria:
Some in-demand skilled transport occupations in Canada include truck drivers, delivery drivers, bus drivers, airline pilots, locomotive engineers, and ship captains. These occupations play a crucial role in the transportation industry. They are in high demand due to the growing economy and the need for efficient movement of goods and people across the country.
The demand for qualified transport experts is likely to increase in the upcoming years, generating plenty of work possibilities for those with the relevant skills and qualifications.